Over at Slate.com The bitter tears of Johnny Cash The untold story of Johnny Cash, protest singer and Native American activist, and his feud with the music industry By Antonino D’Ambrosio In July 1972, musician Johnny Cash sat opposite President Richard Nixon in the White House’s Blue Room. As a horde of media huddled a […]
A New York Times book review of Heidegger: The Introduction of Nazism Into Philosophy once again raises the old debate about Martin Heidegger’s Nazism. Can we distinguish the individual who gave intellectual defense to racial superiority, totalitarianism, and Hitler, from the philosophical contributions to existentialism and the mentorship of Marcuse, Arendt, and Gadamer? Heidegger became a collaborator […]
Thomas Circle facing southeast down Massachusetts Avenue NW, 7:01 am. Red sky at morning. Sailors take warning?
Tabletop, 5:15 pm. A fine specimen from a local Acer pseudoplatanus (Planetree Maple) for the catalog. One down, 3.5 million to go.
Subscribing to Dean Baker‘s skepticism about the media’s reliability in reporting economics, I was surprised to find a brief, clear explanation on the new unemployment numbers in the Wall Street Journal. All of the major outlets are focusing on the 10.2 percent just released by the Labor Department. However, this figure, known as the U-3, includes those […]
Honduras’ Congress agreed today to allow Zelaya to return to office, but is now stalling on when that will happen. However, time is running out in order to do so before the November 29 election, and Congress is hinting that it may even be after the election before Zelaya is given the green light. I […]
So, let me get this straight: Recycling is the least we can do to mitigate the effects of overconsumption and pollution; I dutifully spend hours each week washing and separating trash from recycling (including taking batteries to battery drops, white paper to the office, etc); These guys get to slam into our alley predawn yelling […]